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ERIC Number: ED463551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 9
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Change and Challenge in the Literature Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
Teachers need to think of and bring into being classroom scenes which motivate reading. When discussing a room environment for reading, the first thing which comes to mind is an attractive bulletin board display. A second decorative item to encourage student reading is celebrity pictures on the wall with the word, "READ," underneath them. Third, an appealing wall chart could contain vital new words read by students in the classroom. Fourth, students might view and listen to video tapes on selected library book writers. Certain criteria need to be followed when emphasizing a quality children's literature curriculum. Library books should be: on varied topics and diverse reading levels; related, in part, to ongoing lessons and units of study; read by teachers to assist students in making reading selections as well as to tell students interesting items from a book; available for all curriculum areas such as social studies, math, science, art, music as well as for the literature curriculum; award winning; read to children by the classroom teacher; read and discussed in peer group settings; available for bibliotherapy use; and be meaningful and contain features such as imagery, characterization, setting, and plot. Teachers may emphasize a variety of activities which make use of ideas read in books. Literature needs to become an integral part of the curriculum and expand the reader's world vicariously. It can also stimulate creative writing activities. Through inservice education teachers can learn to use children's literature effectively in the curriculum. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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